"Solutude" heavy spoilers
They learn that magic is not in things, but in spoken words, and does not bend nature but human will. Mages should be dealt with.
They learn that there is not People or Nation on this planet, here are only Persons.
And one of them decides to stay on the planet and never go back.
I read the above as a metaphor of social networks, where words influence people to believe in craziest things.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!